80+ Timeless Quotes That Will Never Get Old

Moumita Dutta
Dec 12, 2023 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Jan 14, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
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Anything that is not affected by the change of winds is called timeless.

When people refer to something as timeless they mean that the particular thing is so good that it cannot age. Being timeless is a real quality.

The list includes the best timeless quotes about love, life, time, people, heart, world, mind, beauty, dreams, thoughts, future, hope, and other inspirational quotes. Their message and thought can give you a new idea and help you become a new person.

It also includes love is timeless quotes, timeless love quotes, timeless beauty quotes, and more. These timeless quotes will bring new you and are some of the most beautiful quotes around.

As well as these inspirational quotes, check out our Time Flies quotes and Perfect Timing quotes.

Timeless Quotes From The Medieval Period

Take a tour back to the medieval era with this list of timeless quotes. Read them with love and become a new person, body and soul.

1. "Nothing is sweeter than love, nothing higher, nothing stronger, nothing larger, nothing more joyful, nothing fuller, and nothing better in heaven or on earth, for love descends from God, and may not finally rest in anything lower than God."

- Thomas à Kempis, 'The Imitation of Christ', c. 1418–1427.

2. "The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God's eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love."

- Meister Eckhart, 'Sermons of Meister Eckhart', 1300.

3. "I have loved justice and hated iniquity: therefore I die in exile."

- Pope Gregory VII, written on the epitaph of his sarcophagus.

4. "When the words come, they are merely empty shells without the music. They live as they are sung, for the words are the body and the music the spirit."

- Hildegard von Bingen.

5. "People pretend not to like grapes when the vines are too high for them to reach."

- Marguerite de Navarre.

6. "There is no greater pain than to remember a happy time when one is in misery."

- Dante Alighieri, 'Divina Commedia', 1472.

7. "Do there exist many worlds, or is there but a single world? This is one of the most noble and exalted questions in the study of Nature."

- Albertus Magnus.

8. "The study of philosophy is not that we may know what men have thought, but what the truth of things is."

- St. Thomas Aquinas.

9. "You shall find out how salt is the taste of another man's bread, and how hard is the way up and down another man's stairs."

- Dante Alighieri, 'Divina Commedia', 1472.

10. "Time and tide wait for no man."

- Geoffrey Chaucer.

11. "And what is better than wisedoom (wisdom)? Woman. And what is better than a good woman? Nothing."

- Geoffrey Chaucer, 'Canterbury Tales', 1400.

12. "Don’t depend too much on anyone in this world because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness."

- Taqî ad-Dîn Aḥmad ibn Taymiyyah.

13. "Here begins a short treatise and a comfortable for sinful wretches."

- Margery Kempe, 'The Book of Margery Kempe'.

14. "Also say to them, that they suffer him this day to win his spurs, for if God be pleased, I will this journey be his, and the honor thereof."

- Edward III.

15. "A tale is but half told when only one person tells it."

- The Saga of Grettir the Strong, Chapter 46.

16. "To no man will we sell, or deny, or delay, right or justice."

- Magna Carta, 1215.

Inspirational Timeless Renaissance Quotes

These inspirational timeless quotes are with love and without hate, and if you ever feel lost in life one day, these timeless quotes are just what you need to feel lively again.

17. "Learning never exhausts the mind."

- Leonardo da Vinci.

18. "Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems."

- René Descartes, 'Discourse on Method', 1637.

19. "To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge."

Nicolaus Copernicus.

20. "You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him to find it for himself."

- Galileo Galilei.

21. "Fortune is powerless to help one who does not exert himself."

- Leonardo da Vinci, 'The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci', Volume 1.

22. "In her (Nature’s) inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous."

– Leonardo da Vinci.

23. "You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say."

- Martin Luther.

24. "I die the king’s faithful servant, but God’s first."

- Thomas More, 6 July 1535.

25. "What beauty is, I know not, though it adheres to many things."

- Albrecht Dürer, 'The Four Books on Human Proportion', 1528.

26. "Brevity is the soul of wit."

- William Shakespeare, 'Hamlet', 1609.

27. "So far as he is able, a prince should stick to the path of good but, if the necessity arises, he should know how to follow evil."

- Niccolo Machiavelli, 'The Prince', 1532.

28. "A good painter needs only three colors: black, white and red."

- Titian.

29. "A speech comes alive only if it rises from the heart, not if it floats on the lips."

- Desiderius Erasmus, 'Ciceronianus', 1528.

30. "I have turned my entire attention to Greek. The first thing I shall do, as soon as the money arrives, is to buy some Greek authors; after that, I shall buy clothes."

– Erasmus, 'Letter to Jacob Batt', 12 April 1500.

31. "If it were as easy to do a thing as to judge it, my Christ would not look like a peasant; but take some wood yourself and make one."

- Donatello.

32. "Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times."

- Niccolò Machiavelli, 'Discourses', 1517.

33. "Drawing is the necessary beginning of everything, and not having it, one has nothing."

- Giorgio Vasari.

Timeless Quotes From The Victorian Period

You can never get forget these inspirational timeless quotes. These best timeless quotes will stay in your mind and you may find you need these inspirational quotes at a certain time or moment.

34. "Revenge may be wicked, but it’s natural."

- William Makepeace Thackeray, 'Vanity Fair'.

35. "He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."

– Emily Brontë, 'Wuthering Heights', 1847.

36. "Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."

- Oscar Wilde.

37. "And at home by the fire, whenever you look up, there I shall be – and whenever I look up, there you shall be."

– Thomas Hardy, 'Far From The Madding Crowd', 1874.

38. "Our words are giants when they do us an injury, and dwarfs when they do us a service."

- Wilkie Collins, 'The Woman in White', 1859.

39. "Even in my dreams, I never imagined that I should find so much love on earth."

– Prince Albert

40. "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever."

– Jane Austen, 'Persuasion', 1818.

41. "We learn from failure, not from success!"

- Bram Stoker, 'Dracula', 1897.

42. "If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life."

– Oscar Wilde, 'The Importance of Being Earnest', 1895.

43. "Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made."

– Robert Browning.

44. "But the cloud never comes in that quarter of the horizon from which we watch for it."

- Elizabeth Gaskell, 'North and South', 1854.

45. "My heart is too thoroughly dried to be broken in a hurry, and I mean to live as long as I can."

– Anne Brontë, 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall', 1848.

46. "Beauty lay not in the thing, but in what the thing symbolized."

- Thomas Hardy, 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles', 1891.

47. "Teach me to live, that I may dread

The grave as little as my bed.

Teach me to die…"

- Thomas Hardy, 'Jude the Obscure', 1895.

48. "For a few seconds they looked silently into each other’s eyes, and the distant and impossible suddenly became near, possible, and inevitable."

– Leo Tolstoy, 'War & Peace', 1869.

49. "Every human institution (Justice included) will stretch a little, if only you pull it in the right way."

- Wilkie Collins, 'The Moonstone', 1868.

50. "She was unlike most girls of her age, in this--that she had ideas of her own."

- Wilkie Collins, 'The Moonstone', 1868.

Timeless Modern Age Quotes

You will love these best modern age timeless quotes. Their message is inspirational and can be enjoyed any time at any moment even every day for years! Read them and you will find they reach your heart and are enough to enrich your life.

51. "Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved."

- D. H. Lawrence.

52. "There's no friends like the old friends."

- James Joyce, 'Dubliners', 1914.

53. "The last act is the greatest treason. To do the right deed for the wrong reason."

- T.S. Eliot, 'Murder in the Cathedral', 1935.

54. "Land of Heart's Desire Where beauty has no ebb, decay no flood, But joy is wisdom, time an endless song."

- W.B. Yeats.

55. "There is no love sincerer than the love of food."

- George Bernard Shaw.

56. "Love has no age, no limit; and no death."

- John Galsworthy.

57. "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."

- George Bernard Shaw.

58. "Each of our lives is a Shakespearean drama raised to the thousandth degree."

- Anna Akhmatova.

59. "If you do not think about your future, you cannot have one."

- John Galsworthy.

60. "If you were music, I would listen to you ceaselessly, and my low spirits would brighten up."

- Anna Akhmatova.

61. "But in the slow, attentive reading demanded by unpunctuated texts, the faculty of hearing has its chance, is enhanced until the text speaks itself."

- Dorothy M. Richardson.

62. "Stream of consciousness is a muddle-headed phrase. It is not a stream, it’s a pool, a sea, an ocean."

- Dorothy M. Richardson.

63. "Wonder. Go on and wonder."

- William Faulkner, 'The Sound and the Fury', 1929.

64. "Simple femininity is the most important thing about a woman, and it is a quality a great many women are in jeopardy of losing."

- Yul Brynner.

65. "With nothing left, she would ... cling to that which had robbed her, as people will."

- William Faulkner, 'A Rose for Emily', 1930.

66. "No verse is libre for the man who wants to do a good job."

- Ezra Pound.

67. "Literature is news that stays news."

- Ezra Pound.

Timeless 21st Century Quotes

‍These quotes range from everything that you can always talk about at any moment, any time, anywhere, with someone special and close or someone new. They are inspirational too. We think you will love these timeless quotes and may read them for motivation any day.

68. "You are the hybrids of golden worlds and ages splendidly conceived."

- Aberjhani, 'Journey through the Power of the Rainbow', 2014.

69. "Millennials want brands with a story, something they can relate to. They want a personal brand they can put a face to."

- Bobby Berk.

70. "Life is like the monkey bars: you have to let go to move forward."

- Leah Busque.

71. "Doing something later is not automatically the same as doing something better."

- Meg Jay, 'The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter - And How to Make the Most of Them Now', 2012.

72. "They [milennials] are looking for a broader social purpose and want to work somewhere that has such a purpose."

- Michael Porter.

73. "Sometimes you can fail in an experiment. But if you fail, you still don't stop observing that thing, looking for a better way."

- William Kamkwamba.

74. "Questions you cannot answer are usually far better for you than answers you cannot question."

- Yuval Noah Harari, '21 Lessons for the 21st Century', 2018.

75. "Millennials are often portrayed as apathetic, disinterested, tuned out, and selfish. None of those adjectives describe the millennials I've been privileged to meet and work with."

- Chelsea Clinton, 12 April 2013.

76. "With technology, people in remote places can suddenly have a say in what's happening to them. That was not possible five years ago."

- Erica Kochi.

77. "I don't want to be alone, that should just be the beginning and the end of my story."

Trevor Carss.

78. "Millennials get a bad rap sometimes about their grit and perseverance."

- Andrew Yang.

79. "My only advice is to try to get the job that's most like the job you want, rather than the one that's more prestigious. Always try to be the talent."

- Ezra Klein.

80. "One of the things I admire most about millennials is they celebrate individualism, and their singularity is encouraged. To be different is to be cool as opposed to weird."

- Sutton Foster.

81. "A lot of the values of millennials are shared by all of our generations. Who doesn't want purpose, feedback and balance?"

- Julie Sweet.

82. "I believe that rejection is a blessing because it's the universe's way of telling you that there's something better out there."

- Michelle Phan.

83. "I'm very encouraged by millennials and their drive to make the world a better place."

- John Mackey.

84. "There are no superheroes, just us. We are the ones we've been waiting for."

- Shiza Shahid, TedXMidAtlantic 2013 Conference.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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